What do open source and cooking have in common? (talk at SFScon 2021)

Why free software and the art of cooking have more in common than you may think

At SFScon 2021 I had the opportunity to give a talk about “What do open source and cooking have in common?”.

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Happy Birthday, LibreOffice!

LibreOffice was created on 28 September 2010

Eleven years ago, on 28 September 2010, a new chapter in the history of free office suites started: the creation of the LibreOffice project and the start of The Document Foundation as independent entity. Thanks truly to everyone who made this amazing journey possible. <3 Happy birthday!

(In 2016, I wrote some personal thoughts about this in German.)

Return to sender – Florian’s beginner guide to improve e-mail deliverability (I)

How you can improve e-mail deliverability by working on your IP and domain reputation

If you run your own mail server, you’ll sooner or later likely run into e-mail deliverability problems due to what is called IP and domain reputation. Especially larger providers have various and sometimes not easy to understand filtering systems in place that might refuse messages from your machine.

While there is no magic wand to solve all deliverability problems, this article will give you an overview of some essentials that help messages from your mail server hopefully reach their destination.

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Thunderbird 78: Do not encrypt subject

How to disable encrypting your outgoing e-mail subjects via OpenPGP in Thunderbird 78

Thunderbird 78 comes with a completely revamped OpenPGP integration. Several features get implemented over the course of time, but might need manual configuration. In this article, I show you how to avoid encrypting your outgoing e-mail subjects via OpenPGP, resulting in “…” in the message overview, which can make it also hard to search for message subjects.

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Thunderbird 78: Do not attach OpenPGP key

How to disable attaching your public OpenPGP key to outgoing messages in Thunderbird 78

Thunderbird 78 comes with a completely revamped OpenPGP integration. Several features get implemented over the course of time, but might need manual configuration. In this article, I show you how to avoid attaching your public OpenPGP key to each encrypted e-mail you send.

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On sessions, statutes and software – A glimpse behind the scenes at TDF (talk at openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference 2020)

Insights about working in an international free and open source community

At the openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference I had the opportunity to give a talk about “On sessions, statutes and software – A glimpse behind the scenes at TDF”.

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High base load on FreeBSD in a virtual machine

What to do if your FreeBSD machine experiences a high base load

I’ve recently upgraded my virtual server to FreeBSD and stumbled across an issue with high base load. Even with basically no services running and web and database shut down, the base load of the system was around 0,50. Here’s a workaround to the issue.

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On communities, cooperation and cooking (talk at FOSS Backstage Extra 2020)

Lessons learned from 16 years with open source and free software

Free software communities have grown mature over the past years. Perceived as rebels in the very early days, they are nowadays widely recognized and appreciated. Like in life, growing up and professionalizing comes with a very own set of challenges and questions. Apart from factual discussions about governance, licensing or legal structures, the human factor plays an even more important role.

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